Category Archives: Spirituality

The Least of These

In the last week I have read many articles and commentaries about the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University. The acts committed by former defensive football coach Jerry Sandusky are horrific and unconscionable. He preyed on the vulnerability of … Continue reading

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Signs of Beauty and Tranquility

Many have already heard that I am being appointed as full-time pastor at the Oak Chapel United Methodist Church in Wooster, Ohio effective July 1. That exciting news will be included in a future blog post. Over the last few … Continue reading

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Prayer in the Workplace

Over the last few months during my hiatus from “official” pastoral ministry, I have had the opportunity to hold two part-time jobs. I am working on the Residence Life staff at MTSO, the seminary from which I graduated in May. … Continue reading

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Remembering the Saints

Today is All Saints Day, a day in which we remember the lives of those who have gone before us. Though there are many among the faithful who have influenced my journey, today I am specifically honoring two men of … Continue reading

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A Mother Bunny and God

As part of her ordination service yesterday, Cordelia asked me to read Psalm 139. Those who know me well or have spent time talking with me about scripture know that this is one of my very favorite passages. I preached … Continue reading

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And the journey continues …

Today is a day to celebrate! This afternoon my dear friend and colleague, Cordelia, will be ordained into ministry in the United Church of Christ. Those present will acknowledge and affirm her gifts and pray God’s blessing on her as … Continue reading

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There’s a Crack in Everything …

Earlier today I was pondering the brokenness of humanity and was reminded of a piece of artwork I saw while traveling to Halifax, Nova Scotia last year on the Georgia Harkness Scholars trip. The following is a brief reflection I … Continue reading

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Life is an Ocean Wave

When I went to my campus mailbox today, I found two notices indicating that I had packages waiting for me. I often get these salmon-colored slips of paper when I have a piece of mail too large to fit into … Continue reading

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Rainbows in Life’s Storms

It has been nearly a month since I updated my blog. Much has happened in that time – some extraordinarily happy events and some deeply sad events, too. In the near future I will write about those things and post … Continue reading

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Joy Riding – Revisited

It has been a while since I have written. Quite honestly, I have done a lot of writing over the last few weeks – for school, for sermons, and for me personally. I have previously posted sermons or papers (or … Continue reading

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